Forschungsprojekt Cost Action


Dynamics of placemaking and digitization in Europe´s cities

LAUFZEIT 2018-2024

This EU COST-Action (CA 18204) will investigate how placemaking activities, like public art, civil urban design, local knowledge production re-shape and reinvent public space, and improve citizens’ involvement in heritage conservation, urban planning, and urban design. Placemaking implies the multiplication and fragmentation of agents shaping the public realm and demanding for involvement and communing.

The Action aims to empower citizens to contribute with citizen`s knowledge, digitization, and placemaking to diverse ways of interpreting local identities, places, and heritage sites in European cities. The added value of digitization – understood here basically as the ongoing process of converting any kind of data from an analog into a digital format – will be analyzed in the ways in which it impacts urban placemaking processes of local communities. Studying urban placemaking and digital practices of various local communities throughout Europe´s cities, this Action will understand and analyze, (-) the impact of digitization on the common placemaking practices of urban local communities, (-) the changing processes of citizen´s local knowledge production of placemaking, and (-) the influence of digitization on the governmentality of the local neighborhoods and co-creation of public space by various societal actors.